Last Updated: February 3, 2014
Topic: Genetically engineered food labeling
The labeling of genetically engineered food and food ingredients is currently of great interest to many U.S. consumers and food manufacturers.
The National Confectioners Association is following the GE labeling debate both on the state level and the national level. Instead of a patchwork of state regulations and differing standards that would be difficult for businesses to comply with and for consumers to understand, NCA supports a uniform set of national standards. FDA currently allows for the voluntary labeling of, or absence of, GE ingredients. NCA supports the agency’s position.